New York State Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the Syracuse Police Department, is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that directly leads to the location, arrest and conviction of Elijah Mitchell AKA Elajah Mitchell in regard to the death of a Syracuse man who was shot to death.
On August 16, 2015, shortly after 8:00 p.m. David Stiner, a 71 year old grandfather, business owner and Viet Nam veteran was shot to death during a robbery while sitting in his pickup truck in the Eastwood neighborhood of Syracuse, N.Y. Mr.Stiner had gone to a local deli with his friend as they had done often after work. While David Stiner’s friend went into the deli, two men approached and forced their way into Stiner’s pickup truck at gunpoint with the intention of robbing him. Mr. Stiner was found shot in the head in a parking lot behind Key Bank at 2801 James Street in Syracuse and later pronounced dead.
One of the alleged suspects has been charged, but Elijah Mitchell, believed to be the second suspect fled and is currently wanted by Syracuse Police for the murder of David Stiner. Mitchell is described as a male black, 42 years-of-age, 5’7” in height, and 155 lbs. He is considered armed and dangerous. An active warrant for murder 1st degree and attempted robbery 1st degree is in effect.
Anyone with information regarding this case, especially the location of Mr. Mitchell is asked to call the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313- tips (8477) or to go to the NYS Crime Stoppers Web Site and download the New York State Crime Stoppers mobile app and provide their information from their smart phone. Callers who use the hotline or people who download the mobile app will remain anonymous. Phones utilizing the mobile app will not be traceable. People with information must call the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline or use the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App and retain their confidential ID number to be considered for the reward.